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    Benny Andersson

    and

    Björn Ulvaeus’

    MAMMA MIA!

    , the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to Louisville. Performances begin on November 11 and run through November 16 at the Kentucky Center.  Tickets go on sale Friday, October 3 at 10:00 AM and can be purchased at the Kentucky Center box office (502-584-7777), at any Ticketmaster outlet (502-361-3100), online at ticketmaster.com or kentuckycenter.org.

     

     

    Seen by over 32 million people around the world,

    Benny Andersson

    and

    Björn Ulvaeus’

    global smash hit musical

    MAMMA MIA!

    is celebrating 7 sold-out years at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway, and is currently playing record-breaking engagements in Las Vegas and on National Tour in the United States.  The original West End production has played more than 3,500 performances, an international tour has played in more than 30 foreign cities, and the feature film of

    MAMMA MIA!

    , produced by 

    Judy Craymer

    and

    Gary Goetzman

    , has become the highest grossing musical film of all time.

     

    An independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on an idyllic Greek island, Donna is about to let go of Sophie, the spirited daughter she’s raised alone. For Sophie’s wedding, Donna has invited her two lifelong best girlfriends—practical and no-nonsense Rosie and wealthy, multi-divorcee Tanya - from her one-time backing band, Donna and the Dynamos. But Sophie has secretly invited three guests of her own.

     

    On a quest to find the identity of her father to walk her down the aisle, she brings back three men from Donna’s past to the Mediterranean paradise they visited 20 years earlier. Over 24 chaotic, magical hours, new love will bloom and old romances will be rekindled on this lush island full of possibilities.

     

    Inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA’s songs from “Dancing Queen” and “S.O.S.” to “Money, Money, Money” and “Take a Chance on Me,”

    MAMMA MIA!

    is a celebration of mothers and daughters, old friends and new family found.

     

     

    Produced by

    Judy Craymer, Richard East

    and

    Björn Ulvaeus

    for

    Littlestar

    in association with

    Universal

    , the creative team responsible for bringing

    MAMMA MIA!

    to theatrical life includes some of the most gifted and celebrated talents of musical theatre and opera. With music and lyrics by

    Benny Andersson

    and

    Björn Ulvaeus

    ,

    MAMMA MIA!

    is written by

    Catherine Johnson

    and directed by

    Phyllida Lloyd. MAMMA MIA!

    has choreography by

    Anthony Van Laast

    , production design by

    Mark Thompson

    , lighting design by

    Howard Harrison

    , sound design by

    Andrew Bruce

    and

    Bobby Aitken

    , and musical supervision, additional material and arrangements by

    Martin Koch.

      

     

     

    MAMMA MIA!

    will play November 11-16, 2008 at the Kentucky Center.  The performance schedule will be Tuesday through Thursday Evenings at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday Evenings at 8 p.m., Saturday Matinee at 2 p.m., Sunday Matinee at 1 p.m., and Sunday Evening at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets go on sale October 3, 2008,  priced from $22.25 - $65.25 and are available at the Kentucky Center box office (502-584-7777, 800-775-7777), participating Ticketmaster outlets (502-361-3100) or online at kentuckycenter.org or ticketmaster.com.  For groups of 15 or more, contact the group sales department at 502-569-3060 or 866-799-4008. 

    MAMMA MIA

    is a PNC Broadway Across America—Louisville presentation.

      

     

    The original cast recording of

    MAMMA MIA!

    is available on Decca Broadway.

    For information about

    MAMMA MIA!

    around the world, go to www.mamma-mia.com

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